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TitleGEM 2 Hudson-Ungava project 2016 report of activities for the Core Zone: surficial geology, geochemistry, and gamma-ray spectrometry studies in northern Quebec and Labrador
LicencePlease note the adoption of the Open Government Licence - Canada supersedes any previous licences.
AuthorMcClenaghan, M BORCID logo; Paulen, R CORCID logo; Rice, J MORCID logo; McCurdy, M WORCID logo; Amor, S D; Garrett, R G; Solgadi, F; Fortin, RORCID
logo; Spirito, W A; Adcock, S W; Ross, MORCID logo; Campbell, H E; Pyne, M; Hagedorn, G W
SourceGeological Survey of Canada, Open File 8148, 2016, 26 pages, Open Access logo Open Access
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
Documentopen file
Mediaon-line; digital
RelatedThis publication is related to GEM 2 Hudson-Ungava project 2017 report of activities for the Core Zone: surficial geology, geochemistry, and gamma-ray spectrometry studies in northern Quebec and Labrador
File formatpdf
ProvinceQuebec; Newfoundland and Labrador
NTS23I; 23P
AreaRivière de Pas; Rivière George; Smallwood Reservoir; Woods Lake; Lac Résolution
Lat/Long WENS -66.0000 -64.0000 56.0000 54.0000
Subjectssurficial geology/geomorphology; economic geology; geochemistry; geophysics; bedrock geology; tills; till analyses; till geochemistry; glacial deposits; indicator elements; drift prospecting; drift deposits; gold; sperrylite; pyrite; chalcopyrite; olivine; epidote; rutile; spinel; mineral potential; glacial deposits; glacial features; lake sediment geochemistry; lake sediments; gamma-ray spectrometers; gamma-ray spectroscopy; gamma-ray surveys
Illustrationslocation maps; photographs; tables
ProgramGEM2: Geo-mapping for Energy and Minerals Hudson/Ungava, Northeastern Quebec-Labrador, surficial geology
Released2016 11 09
This activity report summarizes accomplishments of the GEM 2 Hudson-Ungava surficial activities focused on northeast Quebec and west central Labrador. These activities are being carried out in collaboration with the Ministère de l'Énergie et des Ressources Naturelles du Québec (MERNQ) and the Geological Survey of Newfoundland and Labrador (GSNL). This report complements the first two years' activity reports that were published by McClenaghan et al. (2014, 2015). The study area is underlain by Precambrian rocks of the New Quebec Orogen and southern Core Zone. Surficial sediments and landforms include thin veneers of glacial sediments (till), thicker glacial deposits of ribbed moraine and streamlined sediments, small esker systems, and glacial lake deposits in low lying areas.
The overall objective of these activities is to produce new regional geoscience data including surficial geology, geochemistry and radiometric maps to support natural resource exploration and responsible resource development in the Hudson-Ungava region. Activities include surficial and bedrock mapping, till geochemistry and indicator mineralogy, lake sediment geochemistry, geochemical database management and gamma ray spectrometry studies.
Surficial mapping led to an improved understanding of the surficial and bedrock geology of the study area and identification of key areas for more focused mapping and sampling in subsequent field seasons. Laboratory work led to improved sample processing and examination techniques for till samples. Data management has facilitated web access to GEM 1 and GEM 2 publications and data.
Summary(Plain Language Summary, not published)
This report summarizes field work and other research conducted in 2016 as part of the GEM-2 Hudson-Ungava surficial mapping, geochemistry, and gamma-ray spectrometry studies in northern Quebec and Labrador.

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